By Jim Donovan: United and Continental airlines have confirmed that they are raising fares on many U.S. routes by $10 per round trip.
U.S. airlines have raised fares at least a half-dozen times this
year as they try to offset rising jet fuel costs. The last attempt
failed when other airlines decided not to follow American Airlines
when it raised prices earlier this month, also by $10 per round
Rick Seaney, CEO of travel website FareCompare.com, said
consumers also got a break last week when U.S. airlines offered
more discount seats for early-summer travel. Still, he said, cheap
seats will be harder to find this year.